Belgian luxury auto maker Imperia Automobiles is reviving their car-making facilities in Liege. Now for $140,000 and change you can get a hybrid gasoline/electric retro-looking GP roadster. This beast will get you from 0 to 60 in four seconds using hybrid mode.
Drop into electric-only mode and you'll add only two seconds to that time. The secret the Imperia GP's dual power plants, including a 1.6 liter turbocharged direct-injected gasoline engine with 209 horsepower. The electric induction motor kicks another 74 horsepower to the wheels.
Nissan is pulling out all the stops on its latest concept car dubbed the ESFLOW. This vehicle is based on the same technology they have already used on their electric production vehicle the LEAF. One major difference is that the LEAF won't hit 60 mph in under 5 seconds.
ESFLOW promises a 150 mile range on one charge, with laminated lithium-ion batteries mounted low for optimum handling and weight distribution. The aluminum chassis and composite body panels reduce weight to help extend driving range and improve performance.
When most people think of the benefits of an electric car, the first thing that comes to mind might be the savings on fuel costs or the lack of exhaust fumes. Ford wants you to know that when it comes to the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, there are over 25 conventional car parts that will never require maintenance or replacement, because they don't exist.
Thanks to the fully electric drivetrain a multitude of engine accessories, fluids, hoses, belts and spark plugs that normally need replacement within 10 years or 150,000 miles are made irrelevant. Besides saving money in the long run, this means far less time spent on trips to the mechanic and routine maintenance.
What carries 5 adults, goes from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds, and doesn't burn a drop of gasoline? Only the Tesla Model S.
With a 300 mile range and a $50,000+ price tag this vehicle is the company's most ambitious project yet. The specifications are incredible considering Tesla just launched its first vehicle, the Roadster, in 2008.
If you're interested in England's answer to the Tesla Roadster, reserve a Lightning GTS today for 15,000 pounds (about $29,500 US). Lightning Car Company Limited plans to deliver the electric vehicles in the UK starting next year. The company
claims the car will achieve naught to 60 in only four seconds, with a top speed of 130 mph. In addition, Lightning claims the range of 30 on-board NanoSafe batteries powering the vehicle will be 250 miles per charge. NanoSafe batteries contain no heavy metals and are
Ok dudes, how radical is the Zero X. It's a dirt bike. An electric dirt bike. WTF? I'm telling you it's quick as a gas bike and real cool looking. Check it out in this picture. Check out the muchacha, too. This piece will be featured at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach starting this weekend in YES... the one and only Long Beach, California.
So the high-power version of this thing will cost you $8350, but the thing is aluminum and has one of the lightest motorcycle frames physically possible. The bike is 140 pounds and if you gank a charge at your parent's house it runs free for two hours and goes 40 miles! You can sneak up on your friends
How about a 400cc motorbike that goes from 0-50 in 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 62 miles per hour? What if this same hog required no gasoline and produced no emissions? The future is now, and the Vectrix promises a range of
up to 65 miles on a 3-5 hour charge. Plug in anywhere and hit the throttle alone or with a passenger. The regenerative disc braking system will conserve energy while stopping on Pirelli tires and